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Ghana’s Elections Have Always Been A ‘Do Or Die’ Affair; People Always Die – Benjamin Nsiah



Head of Research for the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana (COPEC), Benjamin Nsiah has wondered which election in Ghana has never been a do or die affair.


This comes after former president John Dramani Mahama declared the 2024 polls as a do or die affair for the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

However, Mr Nsiah believes that will not be the first time Ghanaian elections will be do or die.

According to him lives have always been lost during elections and it will not be a new thing in 2024.


“Which election in Ghana has not been a do or die? Which election have we organized that life was not lost? Even in parliamentary elections, people lose their lives or get wounded. Akwatia election people welded machete; Tanlensi bye-election, guns were displayed; Ayawaso West Wuogon, guns were displayed; any election contested in this country, people brandish guns, some get wounded or someone will die,” he said on Happy FM.

He added: The worst part is people who get injured during elections in this country, the state doesn’t seek justice for these persons. Our elections have always been a do-or-die affair, so it doesn’t take President Mahama to tell us it is a do-or-die election.”



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